The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has thanked God for His mercies, protection and for keeping the people throughout the challenges that accompanied last year especially with regards to the Coronavirus global pandemic.
The Governor who rejoiced with Nigerians, particularly the citizens and residents of the state on the celebration of the new year also called for a collective resolve to build a more prosperous, united and equitable Osun.
Speaking through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola expressed optimism that the year 2022 will be more prosperous for both the state and Nigeria.
In his words, "As I rejoice with Nigerians, particularly citizens and residents of Osun, on behalf of my family and the government on the celebration of the New Year 2022, I urge the people of the state to approach the new year with renewed hope and faith. I appreciate the people also for their patience, support, cooperation and constructive criticism, shown to his government."
While acknowledging that 2022 is an election year in the state, the state helmsman assured that his administration is on autopilot and he will not mix politics with governance.
"Under my Administration, the year 2022 holds great promise for all citizens and residents through increased equitable services and improved infrastructure development.
"I acknowledge the resilience and perseverance of our people amid the socio-economic difficulties occasioned by the Coronavirus Pandemic that was experienced in 2021. However, I enjoin our people to maintain the undying spirit and enter 2022 with renewed hope and faith.
"I am hopeful that 2022 will be a year of recovery and sustainable development. Whatever economic challenges may confront us as a government, we shall continue to be resilient and consolidate on our financial ingenuity to survive any inclement economic climate and continue to deliver on all promises made," he concluded.